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MPs call for urgent inquiry into Teesside dredging and mass crab deaths

Environment committee chair says crab die-offs in north-east having ‘profound impact on fishing communities’

The chair of the environment select committee has called for an urgent investigation into whether dredging around a freeport development in Teesside has caused mass die-offs of crabs on the north-east coast.

In a letter sent on Tuesday, Sir Robert Goodwill told Thérèse Coffey, the environment secretary, his committee had heard evidence that the repeated mass deaths were having a “profound and long-lasting impact … on fishing communities”.

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